Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem

Our world is increasingly shaped by biased algorithms that have been built with little oversight.

At the very least, this software risks perpetuating an already vicious cycle, in which the police increase their presence in the same places they are already policing (or overpolicing), thus ensuring that more arrests come from those areas. In the United States, this could result in more surveillance in traditionally poorer, nonwhite neighborhoods, while wealthy, whiter neighborhoods are scrutinized even less.

Source: Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem (NY Times)